Setting the Mood: Under Covers

By |August 4th, 2014|Setting the Mood|

lingerie fashion editorial I may be appalled at the thought of wearing pearls and Tory Burch ballet flats give me the creeps, but no one who knows me intimately would argue that I’m anything but feminine.  I may have matured from favoring hot pink hues for home and wardrobe, but I will never tire of delicate lace, soft satin, and intricate details that make being a woman worth all of the cramps, bloating, skewed salaries, and cat calls.  When I spent several years in the high end world of lingerie, I acquired new found admiration for all that goes into underpinnings.  Perhaps there will only be a few special someones who are ever fortunate enough to see the contents of your knicker drawer (unless you use your delicates as decor), but the most feminine thing I think a woman can do is dress for herself.

la perla mimi holiday kiki de montparnasse lingerieAgent Provocateur Abbey Lace Trimmed Stretch Silk Satin Robe, La Perla Paisley Lace Appliqued Stretch Tulle Bodysuit, Mimi Holiday by Damaris Banoffee Pie Stretch Silk Satin Lingerie Set, Kiki de Montparnasse Muse Stretch Silk Contour Bra and High Waisted Satin and Lace Corset Briefs

xx, WhyDid

Would You Wednesday: I’m Slipping, I’m Falling, I Can’t Get Up.

By |August 1st, 2012|Why Did or Why Don't?, Why Did You Wear That?|

bunny slippersWhile there’s nothing quite like strapping on the strappiest of stilettos for an evening out on the town, a wise woman knows that there are certain times, she’s just got to be sensible.  In New York, this time is usually the commute from home base to final destination.  Do you have any idea what subway grates will do to your Jimmy Choos?  And while in most other cities, your high heels need only make it from front door to front seat of your car, there are still times when you must  give your poor tired toes a break.

Sure, in the summer there are flat sandals, and we’ve been offered the option of ballet flats for fall, but what if those aren’t really your style?  Ballet flats aren’t for everyone, afterall.  So, grab your silk smoking jacket and a pipe, because this year, the smoking shoe or “house slipper” has made a comeback and you don’t have to be Hugh Hefner to pull it off.  From Christian Louboutin to Forever 21, you can pick up the look in a variety of styles and plethora of prices.

smoking shoes1. Rebecca Minkoff Alvin Smoking Shoes, $195, 2. Miu Miu Embroidered Velvet Loafers, $650, 3. Carlos by Carlos Santana Langston Red Suede Shoes, $78.99, 4. Donald J. Pliner Denda Flat Smoking Shoes, $225, 5. Alexander McQueen Sequin Skull Suede Loafers, $645, 6. Charles Philip Eula Marble Print Flats, $155, 7. Jimmy Choo Wheel Velvet Loafers, $495, 8. Splendid Cannes Striped Smoking Shoes, $78,

So, would you trade in your Tory Burch for smoking slippers?



Gift Guide: A Rated G Valentine’s Day

By |February 6th, 2012|Gift Guide|

beauty and the best rated gCupid and I hate to be pests, but there is no stopping the calendar.  February 14th is on it’s way and whether or not you are choosing to ignore it, time marches on with or without you, my friend.  Maybe you’ve just started dating someone potentially special (but how can one really be sure?) or perhaps you just want to trade gifts with girlfriends instead.  Whatever your Valentine’s Day is shaping up to be, there are some very sweet options so as not to appear completely crazy in love (or creepy).  Nothing worse than going all in without the slightest bit of reciprocity.  Awkward.

g rated valentines day gifts1. Alphabet Bags Heart Tote, $23, 2.Diptyque Roses Pink Candle, $32, 3. Kate Spade New York Say Yes Necklace (Ooh La La), $62.99, 4. Wildfox Couture Gold Sparkle Heart T, $107, 5. Lanvin Set of Envelopes and Colored Pencils, $115, 6. MARC by Marc Jacobs iPhone 4 Wild Hearts Case, $34, 7. Tory Burch Red Leopard Heart Scarf, $122.99, 8. Paw Me a Cup Tea Set, $45.99




Monday Mashup: MET Madness

By |May 3rd, 2011|Monday Mashup, Red Carpet Recap|

The gorgeous and well groomed came out to strut their stuff down the red carpet for the MET Ball this evening.  Where most red carpets are a bit of a bore, the Costume Gala always proves to be  more interesting seeing as it is thrown by the fashion elite (you don’t see Anna Wintour at the Grammy’s).  Each year, the gala is themed and this year was “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty.”  Talk about one hell of a week for McQueen creative director, Sarah Burton.  A royal wedding followed by the year’s biggest fashion fete.

Above Tory Burch and Taylor Swift (in J. Mendel) slipped into their red carpet best and while both look absolutely beautiful (thanks for ditching that side swept ‘do, Taylor!) they look uncomfortably similar.  These dresses look like they could have been cut from the same cloth (oh yes, pun intended).

Tory and Taylor weren’t the only lookalikes this evening.  Quite a few starlets, and style icons were seen wearing similar get ups.

Ginnifer Goodwin in custom Top Shop, Barbara Walters

Too easy.

Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Burberry, Brooklyn Decker in Michael Kors

Two blonde supermodels, one color. I love Rosie Huntington Whitely.  She’s absolutely beautiful and I do love Brooklyn’s dress.  I just wish they could have swapped outfits.

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney, Jessica Alba in Ralph Lauren Collection

No, this is not season 4 of Teen Mom Goes to Prom.  These are just two very pregnant actresses dressed in prom gowns for the gala.

Dakota Fanning in Valentino, Fergie in Marchesa

Speaking of teens… why is Fergie dressed in the same outfit as seventeen year old Dakota Fanning (who is very much age appropriately dressed)?

Sarah Jessica Parker in Alexander McQueen, Renee Zellweger in Carolina Herrera, Gwyneth Paltrow in Stella McCartney

Seems that slinky metallics were all the rage for the over 40 set.  I can’t help but think these dresses look awfully similar to Anne Hathaway at the Golden Globes

Freida Pinto in Chanel, Janelle Monae, Anna Dello Russo in Alexander McQueen and egg hat

Three perfect examples of why women should stick to womenswear and stay away from menswear.

Chrissy Teigen in Chris March, Beyonce in Emilio Pucci, Lucy Liu in Vionnet, Christina Hendricks in Carolina Herrera, Demi Moore in Prabal Gurung, Kirsten Dunst in Chanel

These six sexy black widows actually all ended up on my worst dressed list… just mere coincidence that they’re all in black.  Preparing for their fashion funeral perhaps?

Gisele Bunchden in Alexander McQueen, Dianna Agron in Michael Kors, Saorise Ronan in Rodarte, Kristen Stewart in Proenza Schouler, Emily Browning in Marc Jacobs

I’ve organized these ladies in red from “red hot” to “red not even kind of a little bit. uh uh.”

Diane Kruger in Jason Wu, Christina Ricci in Zac Posen, Bar Rafaeli, Ashley Greene in Donna Karan, Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren Collection, Leelee Sobieski in Vionnet

These six stunners got their red carpet looks right.  They are each wearing one of the above trends or themes that were so popular at this year’s MET, but they got it right rather than oh so wrong. These beauties were able to separate themselves from the savages.




Photos via JustJared & Huffington Post

Why Did You Wear That: What the Flat?!

By |September 13th, 2010|Why Did You Wear That?|


I’ve never worn a pair of flats to work, so I know how hard heels are on your tootsies during a long day at the office. That being said, I HAVE NEVER WORN A PAIR OF FLATS TO WORK. Not sure if you know, but beauty is pain. If you’d like to look like a 4’9 midget, please, feel free to slap on your Tory Burch flats and strut on in to the office. Be prepared for no one to pay attention to you or take you seriously. It’s been proven that women in heels are perceived as more “powerful.” I am also aware that unless we’re taking cabs/being chaffuered to work, our heels can take some serious abuse on the commute. So, I get it. We need some alternative footwear. However, there is no need for you to strap your feet into these:

300.JPGDr. Scholl’s Fast Flats, $9.99

Oh… yeah. Cause I need to wear trash bags on my feet. So, so, so unattractive. Why not opt for something a little more upscale, like custom flip flops if you must swap out your footwear.

0468220554862R_CGOLD-GREY_300x400Prada Flip Flops with case, $220

Hey, either way, it’s better than tights and sneakers.